Life can feel pretty lonely when you consider that you’re in a simulation.
@ImNotRacistBut, the odds of that being true increase every year, what with how rapidly simulation technology is progressing. If anyone ever invents a simulation that perfectly replicates real life, then it's basically guaranteed that we ourselves are also simulated.
@Your Waifu, ever since I watched The Truman Show as a kid I started to believe that what if people are watching me and this is just a simulation of what life should be like
@Your Waifu, not to mention we seem to have this innate need to create more and more advanced technology. Like it’s built into us to do so. Kinda like how it’s built into ants to crate ants to build an colony or a beaver to make a damn.
And with huge steps into making A.i and simultaneous. Google and other high tec companies are working on this hive mind A.I computer that links all of humanity.
For years Elon Musk has been trying to warn people that we should slow down. Because he fears in doing so, the A.i will eventually become too smart and powerful for us to stop. Taking away our freedoms and force us to live in a simulation. Much like the Matrix.
What’s really scary about all of this, at least to me, is that it all seems inevitable. Like we were meant to this to this point from the beginning. From when Adam first bit into the apple or when Prometheus gave humanity fire. I hope I’m wrong though
@Your Waifu, reminds me of the sims game meme where they say they sent their sims to university and the sims realized they were in a simulation, so they deleted the game.
Anyways it was nice knowing you gu—
@Skeletorr, while these are some terrifying trains of thought to go down, i do think it's also important to realize that even if we are a simulation made for some specific purpose, that doesn't necessarily devalue the fact that we are alive and have autonomy and aspirations. This idea will probably be explored much more once the first true strong AI is created, because that would prove that it's possible for a being capable of complex thought to be created rather than evolved, and it will also raise the argument of whether an AI capable of complex thoughts and simulating emotions counts as alive, to which I'd say the answer is yes, because anything capable of wondering if it's life has meaning must itself be some form of life for it to even understand the question it's asking. That is to say, I believe that even if we ourselves are just simulated intelligence, we are still complex intelligence all the same, and are therefore alive after a fashion.
@Skeletorr, I find such details irrelevant I mean knowing these facts wouldn’t change anything so who cares
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